Nothing says summer (or spring, fall or winter for that matter) quite like the perfect tartness in a classic Key lime pie. If making Key lime pie from scratch—namely juicing all of those limes—seems daunting, we have the perfect solution. Use our handy tips throughout to quickly juice your limes and then prepare the ultimate, easy pie recipe.
How to Easily Squeeze Key Limes
Tiny limes can be a pain to juice with your regular juicing tools (am I right?). But have no fear, thanks to a tip that we learned from OXO Engineer Mack, we’ve found a way to make juicing a lime easier. Enter the Garlic Press.
Squeezing your Key limes has never been this simple. All you have to do is cut the limes in half. Place one segment at a time in the press. And you’ve got yourself some lime juice!
Good tip: A garlic press is perfect in a pinch, but if you’re planning ahead, the OXO Citrus Squeezer is specially-designed for squeezing maximum juice from lemons and limes.
We’d recommend making Key lime pie with said lime juice. If you go that route, our favorite recipe is courtesy of Emily’s mom and adapted from The Joy of Cooking. This recipe will take you step-by-step on how to make key lime pie from scratch, as well as offer great tips along the way—it’s the easiest and tastiest recipe out there!
Emily’s Mom’s Easy Key Lime Pie Recipe
Emily’s note: You don’t have to make the crust from scratch; a store-bought graham cracker crust works fine. But if you have the time, I’d recommend doing it (plus it’s really satisfying to smash the cookies).
Looking for other dessert recipes as easy as our key lime pie? Try one of our five favorite no-bake summer desserts.